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Please find below the most recent in-depth analysis pieces from CriticalThreats.org.

Update and Assessment: May 4, 2016
By The Editors , May 4, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: May 2
By Katherine Zimmerman, May 2, 2016

The Saudi-led coalition backed Yemeni troops in a major offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), but recent gains against the group are unlikely to degrade its capabilities in the long term.

ISIS’s Courses of Action - Out of Sirte
By Emily Estelle, April 29, 2016

ISIS is laying the groundwork to abandon Sirte and will then pursue an alternate course of action to continue its campaign in North Africa without its Libyan stronghold.

Update and Assessment: April 27, 2016
By The Editors , April 27, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Update and Assessment: April 20, 2016
By The Editors , April 20, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: April 19
By Katherine Zimmerman, April 19, 2016

The prospects for a mediated settlement of the Yemeni conflict in the near term are fading as the al Houthi-Saleh faction refuses to attend scheduled UN-led talks.

Signaling Saudi Arabia: Iranian Support to Yemen’s al Houthis
By Katherine Zimmerman, April 15, 2016

Iranian activities in Yemen are not about Yemen. They are, rather, part of the regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran that is now playing out on battlefields and in political and diplomatic arenas throughout the Middle East.

Update and Assessment: April 13, 2016
By The Editors , April 13, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Update and Assessment: April 6, 2016
By The Editors , April 6, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: March 30
By Katherine Zimmerman, March 30, 2016

Recent major political developments, such as the al Houthi-Saudi prisoner exchange, increasingly indicate that there is an opening for political negotiations that may result in a nation-wide solution for Yemen. Local developments underscore the limited effect such a solution will have on stabilizing the country as empowered actors seek to secure their own objectives.